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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Librium (Overview)

Librium is a long-acting benzodiazepine which is a kind of sleep-inducing drug (anti-anxiety drug, psychiatric drug).


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What is librium used for?

What is librium used for?

Alcohol dependence +: This is a benzodiazepine, the same class as xanax and valium, two drugs more commonly heard of on the street. Physicians have used this particular drug for many years to help ease withdrawal from alcohol abuse / dependence. It has a long half life, meaning it's effect lasts for a prolonged time in the body which makes it useful for preventing withdrawal. It may be used for simple anxiety as well. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Librium (Overview)

Librium is a long-acting benzodiazepine which is a kind of sleep-inducing drug (anti-anxiety drug, psychiatric drug).


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How many librium would it take to really overdose?

How many librium would it take to really overdose?

Cant say: Depends on how much sedatives you are currently using. ...Read more

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Can I buy librium, chlordiazepoxide, or buprenorphine online?

Can I buy librium, chlordiazepoxide, or buprenorphine online?

Not legally: All of the above are controlled substances. Buprenorphine is even more controlled: the md should have a special license. Look at www.Suboxone.Com - they have a list of providers licensed to prescribe this medication. ...Read more

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Is 10 mg librium as effective as 10 mg valium?

Is 10 mg librium as effective as 10 mg valium?

May be subjective: You may find that 10mg Librium is not as effective as 10mg of valium since they are not equivalent. However, such medications are prescribed based on symptom relief which is subjective so it may be enough in some people. Talk to a psychiatrist to get an answer tailored to your specific situation. ...Read more

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How come librium doesn't work like valium?

How come librium doesn't work like valium?

A little different: It depends on the effect you're looking for. Librium and valium are both fairly long-acting benzodiazepines, but valium may be a little more potent as an anxiolytic. Valium may also be more lipid soluble, getting into the brain more quickly than librium. Librium's effect may be delayed also because the parent compound is less potent than its metabolites. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take atarax while taking librium?

Is it safe to take atarax while taking librium?

Caution advised: Caution is advised: with this combination of medications as it may increase risk of central nervous system depression (additive effects). ...Read more

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What are the side effects of the drug librium?

What are the side effects of the drug librium?

See below: Like any sedative, it can cause sedation, tolerance, and a loss of inhibitory control. However, its long half-life makes it a good drug to use to wean from other sedatives. ...Read more

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My dr placed me on librium for 10 days for alcohol withdrawal. How long do withdrawal symptoms last? Will i be ok after the 10 days i hope?

My dr placed me on librium for 10 days for alcohol withdrawal. How long do withdrawal symptoms last? Will i be ok after the 10 days i hope?

Yes: Alcohol withdrawal can often last up to 7 days after the last drink. So, after 10 days you should be ok. Note though that this is if you 100% abstain from any alcohol at all, even a sip. Also, taking alcohol and a benzodiazepene like Librium is extremely dangerous as it significantly raises your risk of seizure. Good luck on kicking the habit. ...Read more

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Would my vitamin supplement negatively interact with the librium (chlordiazepoxide) i'm taking?

Would my vitamin supplement negatively interact with the librium (chlordiazepoxide) i'm taking?

Possibly: Depends on what's in the vitamin supplement. Some reports of interaction between Librium and vitamin d. Why are you even taking multivitamins? Recent studies have failed to show any benefits and possible harms of taking multivitamins in the absence of deficiency. Check with your doctor before taking any extra pills you may not need. ...Read more

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On librium taper last 25mg 2day.tooth pain motrin 600mg every 6-8hrs and rubbing sensodine on tooth allot.potassium nitrate in that. Interactions?

On librium taper last 25mg 2day.tooth pain motrin 600mg every 6-8hrs and rubbing sensodine on tooth allot.potassium nitrate in that. Interactions?

No drug interactions: See your dentist for comprehensive examination, x-rays and tooth pain treatment. Also do not forget to bring current medication list with you. Take care. ...Read more

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Dr. Lance Longo
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Chlordiazepoxide (Definition)

Chlordiazepoxide is a long-acting benzodiazepine which is a kind of sleep-inducing drug ...Read more


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